Condemning attack on Gouveia & Portuguese

first_imgDear Editor,GECOM Commissioner Desmond Trotman viciously attacked the PSC’s Gerry Gouveia for pointing out a technical (and judicial) problem with GECOM undertaking new house-to-house (HTH) registration. Trotman is incorrect in his history of slavery and indentureship, while the PCS is right in its interpretation of the court’s ruling. Trotman is plain wrong, and must be condemned for his racist ranting against Gouveia and Portuguese.If anyone’s ancestors whipped Africans and people of other ethnicities, it was Trotman’s and not Gouveia’s. Trotman should consult with his WPA colleagues Drs. Nigel Westmaas, David Hinds, and Wazir Mohamed on whose ancestors whipped who.Trotman should apologise, on behalf of his ancestors, for whipping my ancestors, and the victims should be offered reparations.Gouveia, writing on behalf of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), pointed out that HTH would not be completed in time for elections to be held by September 18, as instructed by the CCJ. He cautioned against this exercise. Trotman, a member of the WPA (once claimed to be a multi-racial, non-racist party, but now admits it is an African party), delivered a blistering attack on Gouveia, calling the latter a racist. Trotman penned that Gouveia’s ancestors used to whip African slaves. Flatly incorrect! Gouveia is of Portuguese and Amerindian ancestry, neither of whom practised slavery (against Africans) in Guyana, and neither group is known to have whipped African slaves.Anyone who studied (studies) history would know that Portuguese did not practise or engage in slavery in Guyana. Portuguese came as indentured labourers (akin to slaves themselves) like the Indians and Chinese and some black West Indians. Some Portuguese themselves may have been whipped by Anglo Saxon slave owners, because indentured labourers (Indians in particular) and slaves were whipped; Portuguese were persecuted and segregated from Anglos. The Portuguese who came to Guyana as indentured labourers were so poor that even after receiving their compensation for indentureship, they could not afford to buy a whip, much less to whip any slave or ex-slave. When Gouveia’s ancestors came, they were so poor they did not even have money to buy a whip. And certainly the Portuguese were so emaciated, like Indians, after the journey from their homeland that they were in no physical condition to whip anyone.There was intermittent racial violence between Portuguese and Africans, but these took place post-slavery, after whipping had long ceased. There were African anti-Portuguese riots in the 1840s, 1856 and 1888. The record would also show that the death rate of Portuguese immigrants (as indeed that of Indians), due to harsh working conditions, was higher than even during slavery. Portuguese, Indians, Africans, Chinese and Amerindians were all victims of slavery and the British.The only whipping that took place post slavery was against Indians, and it was carried out by whites and security forces not of Indian origin. (Trotman would be shocked to know who did the whipping of Indians).Trotman should read the history books to get “the whipping aspect” of history right. And he should ask David Hinds and Westmaas who the British did hire to whip the Indians. I can feel the pain on the backs of my Indian ancestors as the whippings were carried out by Trotman’s ancestors.It is noted that Trotman attacked Gouveia, who was merely a messenger of the PSC. What if the messenger were a Chinese, or Indian, or a Mixed-race, or say Norman McLean? Would Trotman have engaged the same rant? I also note that the white diplomats of the ABCE countries also urged GECOM to prepare for early elections and honour the CCJ’s ruling. Trotman did not attack those whites, whose ancestors may also have whipped African slaves. Why pick on Gouveia?Separately, I remember Trotman well, when I used to regularly visit Rodney House at Croal Street during my teaching holidays (in the 1980s and mid 1990s) to engage with Eusi Kwayana, Rupert Roopnaraine, Nigel Westmaas, Ameer and Wazir Mohammed, and others. Trotman was not known to be friendly; he looked at Indians suspiciously. I could sense in his body language and facial expression that he must have been asking why was this Indian (meaning me) or other Indians coming to Rodney House. I bought WPA publications and made financial contributions to the party as my offer of support for the party. I know Rodney well; I met him several times during our school struggle on the Corentyne in 1976 and 1977. I struggled alongside him against Burnhamism. Rodney was no racist; he embraced Indians and people of all ethnicities. He must have been turning in his grave that the party he founded would be racist and would have several racists in it.In spite of the Trotmans, the anti-racist struggle continues in the persons of Ravi Dev, Freddie Kissoon, Wazir Mohammed, Eusi Kwayana and Vishnu Bisram, among others.By the way, aren’t Trotman’s ancestors partly white (who owned slaves), unlike Gouveia’s, whose ancestors never owned slaves? So whose ancestors did the whipping of the slaves?Yours truly,Dr Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

Region finally conduct remedial works after media reports

first_imgParamakatoi dorm floodingDays after Guyana Times reported about the flooding situation faced by students living at the Paramakatoi dormitory, the issue has been rectified.Children housed at the North Pakaraimas Secondary School Dormitory sweeping out floodwatersThe issue of flooding at the Paramakatoi, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) dormitory was as a result of the wall which was broken but not fixed, thus causing rainwater to pour into the building.Chairman of Region Eight, Bonaventure Fredericks when contacted said that the problem at the dorm was corrected. He explained that the dorm, which is located at the foot of a hill, was flooded after a concrete wall that was built to prevent water from entering the building broke.“What happened was that the wall give away and all the water went inside as it had nowhere else to go.”Fredericks noted that emergency works directed by the regional office were done and a new concrete wall was rebuilt to avoid a recurrence.Meanwhile, this publication also received reports of a leaky roof creating discomfort for students at the Cato Primary School also in that region, however, the Regional Chairman in response to questions stated that the leaks are minor and due to constant rainfall. He went on to say that it is not having any major effects on the students. “Those leaks are not serious. It’s just a few holes on the zinc but it’s not a major problem,” he said.The Paramakatoi dorm was completely flooded last week for several days as a result of the persistent heavy rainfalls. The issue, residents had said, had been affecting them since 2017 and no efforts were being made by the Administration to remedy the problem.A housekeeper at the dorm told Guyana Times that she and the children occupying the dorm were awoken by floodwaters gushing into the building.She said they were forced to get out of bed and pack up books and clothing and whatever else they could have in an effort to avoid further damages. “The water was already coming in…by the time I get up, I woke the kids to pack up their bags and books and so on because everything would have damaged completely. All their shoes and so were floating away,” she said.The frustrated woman explained that they have raised concerns on this issue at several meetings with those in authority, however, no intervention was made.“Every time they call a meeting we bring it up…two years after, we still bringing it up and we’re still waiting on action. This is hard on us and these children here suffering. Nobody cares…I really believe this present Administration doing a poor job for the Amerindian people. It is clear they have no regards for us. Now you see them running around trying to bribe people to buy votes but we see right through them. We will not be fooled or misled. They care about no one but themselves,” she added.She further said that the regional officials were fully aware of the problem while adding that they oftentimes claim that they have to await the intervention of Central Government to address it. However, the Chairman maintained that the flooding was only as a result of the collapsed wall.The housekeeper made calls on the authorities to put necessary measures in place to execute the much-needed works to ensure that the facility is not affected by heavy showers in the future.The dormitory accommodates approximately 400 students from across the region and even some from Region Nine communities in close proximity.last_img read more

Pardew is going nowhere! Courtney rubbishes reports Newcastle boss will quit club for Crystal Palace

first_imgGraham Courtney, talkSPORT’s man in the north east, feels there is little chance of Alan Pardew leaving Newcastle for Crystal Palace.Several bookmakers have suspended betting on Pardew becoming Neil Warnock’s successor at Selhurst Park, but Courtney is adamant the 53-year-old is staying put at St James’ Park.“I think this is a case of Alan Pardew being canny here,” he said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Why on earth would he want to leave Newcastle? With the greatest of respect to Crystal Palace, why would he want to go there?“I don’t think he will go anywhere.”last_img read more

Firefighters battle heat, winds in Malibu blaze

first_img “Today’s going to be a very critical day for us,” Shell said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “We’ve been able to keep it at 25 acres,” said Los Angeles County spokesman German Aguilera. Bulldozers and hand crews were carving firebreaks but having trouble because of the steep and rocky terrain, Padilla said. Firefighters were stationed in front of some houses a mile or two from the fire. Authorities said the cause of the fire might have been caused by a burning car. The canyons are historical fire corridors. Destructive wind-pushed wildfires swept from the Calabasas area to Malibu in 1993 and 1996, destroying hundreds of homes. “The whole Malibu area has had a history of fire,” Padilla said. In Orange County, a 7,000-acre fire in the Cleveland National Forest was less than a quarter encircled. Temperatures were rising, humidity was falling and Santa Ana winds were whipping up, said Dennis Shell, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Department. Firefighters raced the clock this morning to control fires in Malibu and Orange County as forecasts called for 90-degree heat and 40 mph winds later in the day, with a red flag warning in place until 4 p.m. “It’s definitely a concern. … It’s going to get hotter and drier,” Los Angeles County fire Inspector John Mancha said. “Everything’s dry. All the brush is dry and really vulnerable to going off.” Nearly 200 firefighters and a half-dozen helicopters, including new Hawks, were rushed to the wildfire that broke out about 5 a.m. in the Santa Monica Mountains behind Malibu. Flames burned through shoulder-high chaparral between Latigo and Malibu canyons. The 25-acre fire was creeping slowly southwest but did not immediately threaten homes, and no injuries were reported. However, three elementary schools and a high school were closed as a precaution. By 10 a.m., firefighters had managed to hold the blaze in place.last_img read more


first_imgThe organising committee for the annual Peadar O’Donnell Weekend is pleased to announce the details of this year’s event, which will take place in Dungloe this weekend.As usual, the Weekend will feature a wide range of topics and events, reflecting the broad sweep of Peadar’s activities over his long lifetime. Peadar made his mark as one of the foremost Irish writers of the 20th century, but also as a teacher, trade unionist, soldier, revolutionary and tireless champion of the common people.In keeping with this tradition, the opening session on Friday evening will feature the renowned artist Robert Ballagh, known for his support of progressive causes. This will be followed by a lively music session in Beedy’s Bar featuringDublin group, the Craggy Men. On Saturday morning people will have an opportunity to take part in a guided excursion through some of the history and scenery of the Maghery/Crohy area of the Rosses. The trip will include visits to the 13th century Templecrone Church, the 18th century Kelp Factory, the Napoleonic Signal Tower and discussions on the local islands.Saturday afternoon has a literary flavour, with a book fair inIonad Teampaill Chroine from 12 noon onwards. Nigel Jess will give a personal appreciation on perhaps Peadar’s most famous book, ‘Islanders’ , followed by a bi-lingual presentation by Peadar O Baoill on ‘Clann Mac Grianna agusPeadar O Domhnall’, dealing with the famous Rannafastauthors and Peadar O Donnell.A feature of Irish political life in recent elections, includingthis week’s two bye elections, has been the growing role of independent candidates. But what does ‘independent’ mean? Does it simply mean ‘non-party’ or does it tell us anything about what a politician stands for? This topic will be discussed by a panel comprising Donegal Mayor John Campbell, Derry & Strabane Councillor Gary Donnelly, and Sligo Councillor Declan Bree.Saturday’s events will be rounded off by a musical evening in the Ionad featuring popular local duo Anne and Tony Crokewith guests. Sunday will feature two interesting discussions. At 12pm a panel of speakers including Clare Daly TD, Belfast Trade Union Organiser Kerry Fleck, and community activists Paula Leonard and Clarrie Pringle will address ‘Women in Struggle, Yesterday and Today’.This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Republican Congress, in which Peadar O’Donnell played a leading role. To mark the occasion and consider what ongoing relevance it may have today, Sinn Fein Councillor and author Eoin OBroin and Eugene McCartan, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland will debate the subject at 2pm.This session will be chaired by Thomas Pringle TD.Following on the success of last year’s essay competition, thepupils of the Rosses Community School have been invited to address the topic, ‘How can we make the Rosses an even greater place to live?’ The Weekend will conclude with thepresentation of prizes to the winners in the Ionad at 6pm.There’ll be plenty of interest for everyone over the Weekend, and we hope to see big crowds there!LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR PEADAR O’DONNELL WEEKEND IN DUNGLOE was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldungloePeadar O’Donnell Weekendlast_img read more


first_imgA DONEGAL crimelord has made British criminal history – after being given the longest-ever prison sentence for waste crimes.One man crime machine Hugh O’Donnell was jailed for four years by judges at Isleworth Crown Court in England, who branded the gang leader’s offences ‘deliberate and calculated’.The sentencing  brought a three-year investigation and prosecution by the British Environment Agency to a close. The EA shut down O’Donnell’s illegal operation, situated in Aldermaston, near Reading, in 2008 following a raid assisted by Thames Valley Police.The illegal dumping site was the size of five football pitches, piled with 65,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste.The raid further uncovered weapons, including an unlicensed handgun and ammunition, stolen vehicles, plant equipment and more than Stg£50,000 in cash which were all seized by officers.GUNSO’Donnell was subsequently jailed for four and a half years in 2009 for possessing the illegal firearm.A day after his release last Thursday he was back in the dock to be sentenced for waste and money-laundering crimes relating to the illegal fly-tipping operation.The 64-year-old was sentenced to four years in prison for money-laundering and 22 months for waste offences.Judge Edmunds QC told him: “This was deliberate, calculated offending on an industrial scale for profit.“You carried on in the teeth of attempts to stop you, and with the clear intention of making as much criminal profit as you could before you were stopped.“The attitude shown to the enforcement authorities was dismissive and obstructive.”ACCOMPLICESO’Donnell’s accomplices, Robert Evans, 59, and Mayo-man Peter Lavelle, 28, received two years and 18 months respectively for money-laundering, and 14 months and 12 month respectively for waste offences – all to be served concur-rently.Environment Agency Solicitor, Angus Innes said: “O’Donnell’s illegal waste business netted millions of pounds in profit by taking skips or lorry loads of construction and demolition waste into the Aldermaston site to be dumped in an illegal landfill.“This investigation has been one of the biggest and most complex ever undertaken by the Environment Agency, using intelligence and forensic science to proactively target an organised criminal gang running an illegal waste site.”“This sentence sends out a message that waste crime is a serious offence and you can and will be sent to jail.”The EA’s crime teams used a range of forensic techniques, including DNA and handwriting analysis, fingerprinting and mobile phone and laptop interrogation, to track the gang members.Restraint orders, preventing the disposal of over £1m worth of assets gained by the gang, have been in place for the last two years and the EA will now proceed with an application to prevent the gang members from accessing their ill-gotten gains.Mr Innes said: “The Environment Agency wants to make sure that serious waste crime doesn’t pay – we don’t just catch criminals… we want to confiscate the assets they’ve gained from crime.”O’Donnell, Evans and Lavelle have also been banned from being company directors for 10, seven and seven years respectively.DONEGAL CRIME BOSS JAILED AFTER COPS SMASH MONEY-LAUNDERING SCAM was last modified: June 30th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalHugh O’Donnelljailed for 4 yearslast_img read more

How much?! Barcelona’s move for Everton boss Ronald Koeman hits stumbling block

first_img The Dutchman has a £6.7million release clause in his contract 1 Everton boss Ronald Koeman’s proposed return to Barcelona has been thrown into doubt after it emerged that the Dutchman holds a release clause of £6.7m in his current contract.The former Barcelona midfielder, who won 10 major honours during his time at the Nou Camp, had been tipped to return this summer and succeed the outgoing Luis Enrique.And although Barca were originally keen on forcing through the deal, according to Sport, the release clause in Koeman’s current contract is just too high.Real Sociedad’s Eusebio Sancristan, RB Salzburg’s Óscar García Junyent, Jorge Sampaoli of Sevilla and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp are also in the frame for the role.The idea of appointing someone who has such an affiliation with the club was an immediate draw for Barcelona in tempting Koeman to return.However, these latest demands are set to quash any talk of the Dutchman leaving Goodison Park for Spain in the summer.last_img read more


first_imgA crowd of almost 300 runners lined up for the Donegal Athletics Board annual 5K in Letterkenny today.The eventual winner was Conor Bradley from City of Derry Spartans in a fine time of 15.42.Finn Valley’s Mark Toy and Gerard Gallagher came in second and third respectively. Well done to all who took part in what were challenging conditions.The following is a list of results and times for participants.1 98 Conor Bradley City of Derry Spartans AC SM 15:42.52 161 Mark Hoy Finn Valley AC SM 15:45.4 3 206 Gerard Gallagher Finn Valley AC SM 15:48.54 101 Pauric McKinney Inishowen AC M40 15:52.25 96 James Speight Finn Valley AC SM 16:01.06 172 Colin Watson Finn Valley AC SM 16:18.97 81 Peter Gibbons Letterkenny AC JM 16:32.8 8 112 Paul McCafferty City of Derry Spartans AC M40 16:40.59 43 Ivan Toner Letterkenny AC SM 16:50.710 169 Shane McNulty Finn Valley AC SM 16:52.111 19 Martin Irwin Finn Valley AC M40 16:55.2 12 214 Theresa Mc Gloin Finn Valley AC SW 16:56.213 252 Oisin Gallen Finn Valley AC JM 17:00.814 316 Kieran Crawford Letterkenny AC SM 17:10.815 111 Martin Mooney Inishowen AC SM 17:17.816 241 Mark Mullan City of Derry Spartans AC SM 17:18.117 358 Conal Mc Cambridge North Belfast JM 17:20.618 183 Kevin Ferry Letterkenny AC M40 17:23.119 20 Liam Doherty Cranford AC SM 17:27.920 221 Brian Mc Crossan Ind SM 17:32.921 216 Joe Mc Kinney Inishowen AC M40 17:37.422 244 Noel Diver Rosses AC SM 17:38.323 215 Pius Mc Intyre Foyle Valley AC SM 17:41.924 110 Marcus McClintock Letterkenny AC M40 17:46.725 240 Paddy Penrose Finn Valley AC JM 17:50.426 129 Gareth Kerrigan Milford AC SM 17:55.727 32 Kieran Callaghan Ind SM 17:59.428 65 Seamus O’Donnell Ind SM 18:00.529 48 Paul Murray Finn Valley AC SM 18:02.830 227 Darren Mc Glinchey Finn Valley AC SM 18:04.331 186 Niall Barry Letterkenny AC SM 18:06.932 306 P J Boyce Cranford AC M40 18:10.233 133 Brian Ferry Letterkenny AC SM 18:12.834 54 Brendan Irwin Finn Valley AC SM 18:15.535 24 Fionnuala Diver Letterkenny AC SW 18:16.136 178 Dominic Bonner Finn Valley AC M50 18:17.737 237 Aidan Mc Kenna Letterkenny AC M40 18:18.538 212 Kenny O Donnell Finn Valley AC M40 18:22.039 184 Dwain Robb Inishowen AC SM 18:24.340 222 Raymond Birch Finn Valley AC SM 18:26.741 314 Jack Mc Bride Finn Valley AC JM 18:27.242 100 Barry Meehan Letterkenny AC SM 18:27.643 12 Joseph English Letterkenny AC M50 18:39.244 175 Ciaran O’Donnell Letterkenny AC M40 18:41.945 47 Peter Lilburn City of Derry Spartans AC M60 18:44.346 160 Ollie Thomas Tir Chonaill AC M40 18:48.447 226 Gerard Devine Ind SM 18:48.548 38 Richard McCarthy Tir Chonaill AC M50 18:48.949 302 Shaun Mc Daid Inishowen AC M40 18:57.750 312 Paul Mc Monagle Letterkenny AC SM 19:01.051 137 Catriona Carlin Finn Valley AC SW 19:03.352 219 Michael Penrose Finn Valley AC M40 19:04.653 71 Michael Devenney United Health Group M40 19:16.954 36 Niall Bonner Ind JM 19:19.655 232 Philip Callaghan Inishowen AC M40 19:20.756 82 Darren Price Letterkenny AC SM 19:23.457 85 Donna Evans Ind W45 19:24.058 145 Noeleen Porter Finn Valley AC W45 19:30.059 243 Dinny Doherty Cranford AC SM 19:37.260 208 Teresa Doherty Inishowen AC SW 19:40.261 307 Kieran Mc Monagle Ind SM 19:41.062 131 Paul Dillon Ind SM 19:42.363 220 Ciaran Mc Intyre Ind SM 19:43.464 105 Catherine Dooher Finn Valley AC SW 19:43.765 146 Michael Madden Letterkenny AC SM 19:45.766 94 Michael Collins Inishowen AC M40 19:46.067 253 James Crossan Lifford AC SM 19:46.568 173 Thomas Mullen Lifford AC JM 19:46.569 365 Paul Cosgrove Letterkenny AC M40 19:47.370 138 Martin Devaney Lifford AC SM 19:48.871 150 Drew Doherty Finn Valley AC M50 19:49.972 213 Seamus Morrison Letterkenny AC M40 19:51.673 141 Garvin Mulligan Letterkenny AC SM 19:53.974 204 Kathleen Mc Nulty Finn Valley AC W45 19:54.275 229 Des Goyvaerts Ind SM 20:06.376 223 John Cannon Tir Chonaill AC M50 20:07.977 362 Peter Mc Ginley Ind SM 20:12.278 86 Gabriel O Leary Finn Valley AC SM 20:13.879 182 Brian Patton Finn Valley AC SM 20:16.480 187 Alan Catterson Finn Valley AC M40 20:19.081 25 Irene McFadden Letterkenny AC SW 20:20.082 322 John A Mc Mullan Ind SM 20:20.783 189 Sean McFadden Letterkenny AC SM 20:21.984 75 Adrian Gill United Health Group SM 20:22.485 353 Gavin Harris 24/7 Triathlon SM 20:23.286 108 Adrian McHugh Ind SM 20:26.287 58 Ally Doherty Ind SM 20:26.388 162 Kay Byrne Finn Valley AC W50 20:33.989 200 Rory Grant Ind SM 20:37.490 233 Niall Gildea Ind SM 20:39.191 170 Tony Gallagher Finn Valley AC M40 20:40.692 120 Terry McFadden Milford AC SM 20:42.893 174 John McCarron 24/7 Triathlon M40 20:46.894 363 Karl Crossan Ind SM 20:51.295 149 Naoise Enright Letterkenny AC SM 20:51.396 121 Martin Anderson Finn Valley AC M40 20:51.897 147 Gaulter Graca Ind SM 20:51.998 218 Nikita Burke Letterkenny AC SW 20:53.099 228 Cathal Morrison Ind M40 20:53.8100 26 Sinead Peoples Letterkenny AC SW 20:54.0101 209 Philomena Gallagher Tir Chonaill AC W40 20:55.2102 303 Anthony Murray Ind M60 20:56.3103 304 Decaln Carlin Finn Valley AC M40 20:57.3104 313 Paul Gildea Ind SM 20:57.9105 207 Paul Doherty Ind SM 20:59.4106 11 Christopher O’Loughlin Tir Chonaill AC JM 21:01.2107 245 Liam Marley Cranford AC M50 21:01.9108 35 Dean Bonner Ind JM 21:03.4109 57 Andrew Doherty Ind SM 21:04.1110 317 John Hegarty Ind SM 21:05.3111 239 Marie Harpur Finn Valley AC SW 21:11.7112 359 Sean Toner Convoy Running Club SM 21:16.3113 107 Orla Fogarty Letterkenny AC JW 21:18.2114 106 Stephen Davenport Ind SM 21:19.0115 234 Peter Mc Menamin Ind SM 21:20.9116 181 Brendan Patton Finn Valley AC M50 21:24.9117 28 Emma McGee Letterkenny AC SW 21:25.1118 143 Barry Irwin Finn Valley AC SM 21:26.4119 84 Pat Mc Crudden Finn Valley AC M60 21:28.3120 157 Sheila Doherty Inishowen AC SW 21:30.0121 45 Noreen Bonner Finn Valley AC W50 21:32.1122 123 Linda Ward Tir Chonaill AC W45 21:34.6123 99 Daniel Cullen Letterkenny AC SM 21:38.2124 103 Mark Harkin Ind SM 21:41.1125 27 Jane McGinley Letterkenny AC SW 21:43.6126 177 Kevin Doherty Ind M40 21:45.3127 136 Eugene Mc Ginley Ind M40 21:48.2128 254 Patrick Mc Nulty Ind SM 21:52.1129 158 Sammy Johnston Ind M40 21:54.9130 164 Joseph Casey Ind M40 21:56.1131 325 Michael Ayton Ind JM 21:56.2132 135 Sharon Hamilton Finn Valley AC SW 22:00.3133 369 Ciarran Devenney Ind SM 22:00.4134 119 John Reid Finn Valley AC JM 22:02.3135 17 James McBride Ind M60 22:03.0136 236 Seamus Mc Daid Inishowen AC M40 22:03.1137 115 Ann Marie Dalton Finn Valley AC SW 22:03.8138 139 Garvin Boyce Ind SM 22:10.7139 73 Brendan Goyvaerts United Health Group SM 22:11.6140 97 Marie Therese Speight Finn Valley AC W50 22:13.5141 87 Ciaran Callaghan Ind SM 22:15.2142 235 Laura Lee Penrose Finn Valley AC JW 22:22.3143 320 Hugh Ferry Ind SM 22:38.1144 153 Mark Glenn Convoy Running Club SM 22:40.2145 163 Liam McMullan Ind M40 22:43.0146 301 Ciaran Liddy Ind SM 22:43.1147 305 Eloise Carlin Finn Valley AC JW 22:49.1148 29 Serena McDaid Letterkenny AC SW 22:50.5149 72 Ciaran Doherty United Health Group SM 22:54.6150 356 David Wilson Ind SM 22:59.7151 128 Sabrina Mackey Ind SW 23:04.1152 210 Sharon Mc Gowan Tir Chonaill AC W45 23:04.9153 4 Alastair Hetherington Ind M40 23:06.4154 134 Samantha Wilkinson Finn Valley AC W40 23:08.3155 185 Sean O’Donnell Ind M50 23:08.7156 156 Don Smith Convoy Running Club M50 23:11.6157 354 James Brown Ind M40 23:13.7158 242 Aine McGrath Ind JW 23:14.1159 3 Eugene McGinley Raphoe Running Club M40 23:15.1160 199 Zak Brolly Raphoe Running Club SM 23:16.5161 198.000 Dylan Brolly Raphoe Running Club SM 23:16.5162 93 Breege Collins Inishowen AC W45 23:17.0163 355 Jonathon Wilson Ind SM 23:17.4164 104 Paul Whelan Finn Valley AC SM 23:17.5165 95 Patricia Orsi Milford AC W45 23:20.5166 10 Gregory O’Loughlin Tir Chonaill AC M50 23:28.5167 118 Jackie Harvey Tir Chonaill AC W50 23:33.9168 51 Aidan Dorrian Ind JM 23:35.1169 117 Vera Haughey Tir Chonaill AC W50 23:36.6170 42 Gloria Donaghey Finn Valley AC W50 23:38.8171 151 Maria Boyle Finn Valley AC W40 23:49.3172 67 Emma McNamee Ind SW 23:52.8173 148 Sinead Trearty 24/7 Triathlon SW 23:57.8174 205 Amy Mc Nulty Finn Valley AC JW 23:58.2175 360 Clara Quigley Ind SW 24:14.0176 225 Alison Stoddart Ind SW 24:16.8177 91 Adrian O Donnell Ind SM 24:17.4178 352 Francesa Patton Ind SW 24:39.2179 7 Emma Bates Finn Valley AC SW 24:41.1180 315 Donnach Devenney Letterkenny AC SM 24:48.6181 249 Dean Spencer Ind SM 24:50.9182 13 Grace O’Donnell Convoy Running Club SW 24:52.8183 154 Sean Bonner Convoy Running Club M50 24:55.2184 109 James McGinley Ind SM 25:04.3185 171 Sinead Gallagher Finn Valley AC JW 25:39.5186 144 Robert Daly Ind SM 25:43.5187 102 Monica Donaghy Ind SW 25:44.8188 224 Danny Mc Bride Ind SM 25:45.5189 140 Chris Mc Bride Ind SM 25:45.8190 59 Kira Louise Ind SW 26:12.4191 122 Eileen Morning Ind W40 26:13.2192 180 Lisa Gallagher Ind W40 26:18.5193 230 Jimmy Gildea Letterkenny AC M60 26:25.6194 327 Denis Mc Namee Ind SM 26:25.7195 217 Wendy Mc Donald Ind SW 26:30.6196 21 Charlotte Irwin Convoy Running Club SW 26:34.7197 159 Lee Ponsonby Ind SM 26:38.9198 15 Joey O’Leary Ind M40 26:39.6199 127 Mary Sweeney Ind SW 26:42.7200 319 Maureen Doherty Rosses AC W40 26:43.3201 351 Olivia Dillion Convoy Running Club SW 26:47.3202 152 Jemma McGlinchey Convoy Running Club SW 26:47.4203 83 Philip Connolly Letterkenny AC M60 26:50.0204 165 Chris McDaid Ind SM 26:55.3205 211 Deirdre Friel Raphoe Running Club W45 27:40.7206 196 Paul Brolly Raphoe Running Club M40 27:49.3207 116 Seamus Green Ind SM 27:56.0208 251 Mary Martin Finn Valley AC W50 27:56.8209 132 Margaret Mc Connell Finn Valley AC SW 28:00.3210 357 Pat Hughes Ind SM 28:16.7211 74 Martin Crawford United Health Group SM 28:17.1212 311 Brid Nash Ind SW 28:18.1213 176 Aoife McGinley Raphoe Running Club JW 28:19.1214 66 Tiernan Boyle Ind JM 28:26.4215 130 Alan Mailey Convoy Running Club SM 28:27.2216 255 Nicola Kee Finn Valley AC SW 28:31.3217 2 Melissa Gibson Raphoe Running Club SW 28:32.9218 64 Davina O’Donnell Convoy Running Club SW 28:33.4219 166 Dee Griffin Convoy Running Club SW 28:34.2220 167 Mary Harper Convoy Running Club SW 28:34.4221 78 Veronica Patton United Health Group SW 28:35.7222 89 Michael Parkinson Ind M50 28:44.8223 1 Shauna Coyle Raphoe Running Club SW 28:56.2224 9 Louise Goudie Raphoe Running Club SW 29:00.9225 77 Sinead Kinnear United Health Group SW 29:03.2226 76 Linda Harkin United Health Group SW 29:03.5227 250 Marie Bonner Convoy Running Club SW 29:10.6228 46 Kay Bonner Convoy Running Club W50 29:17.2229 124 William Bonnar Ind SM 29:42.8230 323 Lorraine Kelly Ind SW 29:52.5231 23 Kevin McHugh Ind SM 30:25.4232 168 Hazel Long Raphoe Running Club SW 30:26.7233 90 Annette Darcy Ind W45 30:28.0234 203 Jackie Tolan Convoy Running Club W45 30:31.7235 202 Adeline Temple Convoy Running Club W40 30:36.1236 201 Sue Quinn Convoy Running Club W40 30:36.6237 16 Orla Redmond Ind SW 30:55.0238 92 Julie Cole Convoy Running Club SW 31:09.7239 22 Sarah Gillen Convoy Running Club SW 31:10.8240 80 Clodagh Harris Convoy Running Club SW 31:40.6241 188 Caroline Catterson Finn Valley AC W40 31:43.1242 321 Edel Flynn Convoy Running Club W45 32:15.9243 361 Claire Mc Clean Convoy Running Club SW 32:16.0244 231 Martina Callaghan Inishowen AC W40 32:36.6245 197 Christine Brolly Raphoe Running Club W40 32:50.0246 68 Andrew McNamee Ind SM 33:52.6247 324 Chantelle Kelly Ind JW 34:12.5248 310 Catherine Kearney Ind SM 34:19.0249 193 Nicola Hegarty Ind SW 34:47.4250 248 Josephine Wilson Ind SW 35:19.6251 238 Deboran Colhoun Lifford AC JW 35:21.3252 37 Nicola Bonner Ind JW 36:02.5253 88 Louise Cullen Convoy Running Club SW 36:18.6254 179 Anne Doherty Ind SW 38:50.3255 368 Sharon Mc Nulty Ind SW 40:33.1256 142 Linda Hegarty Ind SW 40:53.1257 194 Catherine Hegarty Ind SW 40:53.3258 190 Deirdre Duffy Ind SW 41:21.1259 191 Deirdre Hegarty Ind SW 41:21.5260 195 Laura Hegarty Ind SW 42:39.8261 192 Rachel Hegarty Ind SW 42:40.3262 125 Michelle Bonner Ind SW 43:06.7263 318 Eileen O Donnell Ind SW 45:04.5264 33 Lila Hardy Ind W50 46:22.5265 308 Collette Ward Letterkenny AC SW 46:22.8266 246 Lauren O Connell Ind SW 46:24.0267 247 Linda O Connell Ind SW 46:24.3268 309 Brianna Ward Letterkenny AC SW 46:24.7269 114 Fiona Bonnar Ind SW 46:25.4270 155 Carmel Bonner Convoy Running Club SW 46:50.9271 55 Pearl Doherty Ind W50 48:29.7272 69 Frances McNamee Ind W50 50:26.5273 34 Kathleen Hardy Ind W45 50:27.1274 364 Carol Elliott Letterkenny AC SW 51:48.5275 113 Eunice Bonnar Ind W40 51:48.6276 126 Joe Bonner Ind SM 51:50.6277 366 Caitlyn Mc Gonagle Ind JW 52:33.8278 367 Lauren Mc Daid Ind JW 52:33.9BRADLEY WINS DONEGAL ATHLETICS BOARD 5K was last modified: September 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Athletics Board 5k resultslast_img read more

Kernans assure quality oil with top achievement

first_imgKernans of Donegal have earned the Top Oil Quality Assurance Certificate at each of their four forecourts across Donegal.The renowned group, which has built a considerable reputation for its quality fuel, are now celebrating the achievement of the Top Oil Quality Assurance Certificate at the forecourts in Newtowncunningham, Ramelton, Drumkeen and Newmills Tullygay.This means Kernans have demonstrated compliance for the quality of fuel and standards under the requirements of the Top Oil Quality Assurance Scheme. Kernans Drumkeen Manager, Liam O’ Brien , pictured with Gabriel Duffy Head of Top Oil DonegalKernans Newmills, Tullygay Manager,Laura Mc Fadden , pictured with Gabriel Duffy Head of Top Oil DonegalKernans Ramelton Manager,Pauric Mc McGarvey , pictured with Gabriel Duffy Head of Top Oil DonegalKernans Newtown Manager,Patrick Mc Bride , pictured with Gabriel Duffy Head of Top Oil DonegalSpeaking to Donegal Daily, Anthony explained that one of the main decisions that helped him push the business forward was his partnership with leading Irish owned fuel provider Top Oil.“All our sites are Top Oil,” Anthony said. “I have a good relationship with them and when you have a good partnership approach, it’s much easier to develop other sites”. Anthony said he and Top Oil shared a lot of “common ground” in terms of ambition and market positioning, which he expects will help develop further sites and opportunities going forward. “It’s a really strong Irish brand, and I love the livery, the colours are modern and fresh and very appealing to customers,” he said. “Top Oil’s approach is all about providing quality fuel and its brand is strong and reliable.” What is also important for Anthony is the fuel company’s adaptability, and readiness to change to best suit the market.“Top Oil is constantly evolving their approach,” he said. “That’s a really important process for any business and helps keep the brand fresh and attractive.”The partnership and close working relationship with Top Oil aligns strongly with Anthony’s approach to building the company.Kernans Management team pictured with Gabriel Duffy the Head of Top Oil in DonegalTo contact Kernans, visit them on Facebook: Visit: www.kernans.onlineCall: (074) 915 6110074) 915 6110About Top Oil’s Quality Assurance: At Top Oil, Quality Assurance is a way of monitoring and preventing defects in products and avoiding problems when delivering our solutions or services to customers.For us, our program is an annual quality check to ensure that all expectations are exceeded by our customers. The program comprises administrative and procedural activities implemented in a quality system so that requirements and goals for our products, services and activity will be fulfilled.Quality assurance includes two principles: “Fit for purpose” (the product should be suitable for the intended purpose); and “right first time” (mistakes should be eliminated). Our QA includes management of the quality of materials, products and components, services related to production, and management, production and inspection processes.Kernans assure quality oil with top achievement was last modified: June 28th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessforecourtKERNANSmotoringQualitytop oillast_img read more

Donegal broadcaster launches global forum on food, tourism and culture

first_imgTG4 broadcaster Caitlín Nic Aoidh has officially launched touRRoir18, a cross-sector global forum on food, tourism and culture.The Good Food Ireland event is going to Galway for the first time on April 23rd and 24th 2018, and will be hosted in the National University of Ireland Galway to coincide with Galway’s designation as European Region of Gastronomy.Photo:Andrew Downes, XPOSUREDonegal based members of Good Food Ireland including Lemon Tree Restaurant, Tí Linn Coffee Shop and Rathmullan House – The Cook and Gardener Restaurant have the opportunity to be part of this major global forum. The event is also an opportunity for similar businesses and organizations across Donegal to get involved in this highly emotive forum alongside international groundbreaking leaders in food, tourism and cultural sectors, which aims to strengthen ties between the increasingly cross dependent sectors.touRRoir is the world’s leading international symposium bringing together thought leaders, experienced practitioners and change agents for a unique cross-sector dialogue on how through the inextricable link of these three sectors, companies can grow business, local communities can flourish and destinations can ensure a more successful and sustainable economic future.Photo:Andrew Downes, XPOSUREMargaret Jeffares, Founder and Managing Director, Good Food Ireland says: “Food, Tourism and Culture represent giant “industries” in their own right and combined, account for the lion’s share of global employment, while their cross-sector effect on businesses and communities and their economies and social fabric is hugely significant”.The programme for touRRoir18 includes a Hall of Fame Collaborative Gala Dinner on Monday 23 rd April. 2018 honourees will be inducted to the touRRoir Hall of Fame, determined by a global judging panel. Inaugural inductees included Rene Redzepi NOMA, The Catalan Tourism Agency and Lee Wook-Jung a film producer/director from South Korea. The Dinner will bring together internationally acclaimed chefs who will craft a menu inspired by Galway and the West of Ireland’s landscape and seascape on the Wild Atlantic Way using a supreme array of Irish produce. This inspirational dining experience will also feature Irish producers and craft drink pairings.Tuesday 24 th April will see a One day Forum including a Cultural Reception and Showcase Dinner. Attendees will hear from world-class practitioners and experts in a unique exchange of experiences, expertise & learnings from both within and across the Food, Tourism and Culture sectors.touRRoir18 is supported by Galway, West of Ireland 2018 European Region of Gastronomy, Bord Bia, Failte Ireland, Udaras na Gaeltachta, NUI Galway, Masterchefs Hospitality, Clayton Hotel Galway, Galway Tour Company and others.Donegal broadcaster launches global forum on food, tourism and culture was last modified: February 24th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Caitlín Nic AoidhGalwaytouRRoir18last_img read more